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Eagle Rock Brewery
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Belgian Pale Ale
A combination of Belgian and English styles, this Belgian Pale Ale has the subtle spice characteristics of cinnamon and nutmeg, produced by the Belgian yeast. The medium body and biscuity malt backbone, common in English ales, support the subtle hop bitterness to make this beer a perfect blend of styles.
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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
5.4% ABV. 1 litre swingtop growler acquired an hour ago at the brewery. Cost was $7.00. Expectations are average given the brewery. I highly doubt they can brew this style well.
Served after some time in the fridge to make sure it was still cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head of decent cream and thickness, and good retention considering it's a growler fill (albeit a very recent one). Retention is about 4+ minutes. No lacing at all as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear copper-gold. Carbonation bubbles are abundant. Translucent. Generic and typical for the style but nevertheless appealing.
Sm: Abundant floral hop character, with some underlying malty nectary sweetness. Heavy crystal malt. Some butterscotch diacetyl off-flavours. Heavy candi sugar. A mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
T: Floral hop character over top heavy malty sweetness. Unwelcome candi sugar adds heavy sugary qualities to the body. Too damn sweet. It's simple and boring. Off-putting. Imbalanced and poorly built, lacking both subtlety and complexity.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Sugary; I can feel my teeth eroding. Decent carbonation. Poor palate presence. Hardly suits the style at all.
Dr: A poor Belgian Pale from Eagle Rock; yet another bad beer from them. I regret buying a 1 litre growler full, but it's drinkable enough I guess. I'll finish it without significant issue. In any case, it's not at all recommended. Vote with your dollar and leave this one on the shelf. Reminiscent of amateur homebrew.
Serving type: growler
01-28-2013 01:31:04 |
More by kojevergas
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour is a pale golden color with a white head. Some good spicy notes on the nose along with straw, grain husk, and mild fruity (banana) esters. A light yeast aroma and mild white pepper. Flavor is mild to moderately sweet with banana, bread, and biscuit notes. A hint of white pepper, straw, and grass. There is a mild spice character on the palate.
Serving type: on-tap
08-07-2012 16:35:34 |
More by womencantsail
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some citrusy aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, spices, yeast, and some slight citrus flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting in my opinion.
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2012 05:27:06 |
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